What are you working on? :Poem

I like to think about how what I’m working on is working towards, and I like this poetic capture:

To get the new temple started
Somebody donated a golden coin
Somebody donated a penny
And the baby who just sits and rocks
Donated just its rocking, and someone unwilling
Donated all his unwillingness, the moment he finished
Dedicating all his unwillingness, the temple
Was done.

—Alokeranjan Dasgupta
Best Poems (Kolkata Proma, 2001). Translation by Probal Dasgupta.


Via Charlie DeTar


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